second chance power quest

  porridge 13:56 01 Dec 2004

I run windows xp professional and to my disgust I cannot get a single restore point to work although I have today tried half a dozen different ones. Does anyone there have any suggestions or is this experience nothing special? When on Windows 98 SE I used Second Chance for this kind of recovery and found it very good. However Power Quest has been absorbed by Symantec and I can find no trace of Second Chance on that site. Is ther perhaps anothet program which is equally good. Any hekp available will be appreciated.


  porridge 21:41 01 Dec 2004


  JoeC 21:51 01 Dec 2004

Drive Image ( now Symantec ) and thought I would update it. I got Ghost but it just would not work with my system - Win XP - so ditched it for Acronis TrueImage. Acronis worked a treat and backed up to CDr as well as a separate partion on existing hard drive.
It is capable of backing up whilst in Windows and, since installing it, I have disabled System Restore as well.

  GaT7 22:45 01 Dec 2004

There's another SecondChance-like program called GoBack that you could try, but as JoeC suggests, a drive-imaging tool is preferred. Though I use Norton Ghost (on Win98se), I've heard DriveImage & True Image are more user-friendly.

You may find these FAQs, How-to guide & T'shooting tips on using System Restore helpful - click here. G

  porridge 13:59 02 Dec 2004

Joe C and Crossbow. Many thanks for your help. I have managed to find True Image and hope to be able to use it soon. Your help much appreciated.


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